“Disclaimer: I received a Aftershokz Sportz Titanium to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!”
I was very skeptical of these earphones when I first received them because I thought “how loud can they be if they aren’t in my ears” and “they have a wire. I’m not sure.”
My husband bought me wireless headphones about 2 years ago and I haven’t looked back. I was worried that the wires on the Aftershokz would get in my way while running, but boy was I wrong. I have taken these bad boys on short runs and on my long runs and they have been a wonderful addition to my running gear.
The first time I wore them, I kept readjusting them on my head thinking that I wasn’t placing them appropriately on my head. Once I got them where I thought was correct, the sound truly impressed me. It’s important to note that Aftershokz don’t go into your ears like traditional earbuds, but instead go on the outside of your ears.
Yes. You heard me right.
According to their website, “Our patented bone conduction technology produces sound via mini vibrations that travel through your cheekbones to your inner ears, bypassing your eardrums completely.”
In regards to the wire, I put it underneath my tops and that helped keep it out of my way. I love that I don’t have to worry about the battery dying on me if I am out for more than one hour, which was a common problem with my wireless headphones. (You can do music + calls for up to 12 hours.)
I also love that these headphones have the same features as my wireless headphones. There’s a mic for taking calls, I can skip songs, pause, and press play without having to take my phone out, and they’re sweat-proof. This is important, because this girl? Can sweat.
I can’t quite think of any negatives that I have experienced while using these headphones over the past few weeks. They have been great and I am excited to continue to run with them.
Head on over to the Aftershokz website and check out their selection. If you do choose to make a purchase, I don’t have an Aftershokz code for you, but what I can offer you is an awesome Bib Rave Pro perk. If you follow this link:
You can purchase the Aftershokz stainless steel water bottle and the Aftershokz Titanium headphones as a bundle. (Pssst- the water bottle is free. You’re welcome!)